Eureka! Taron 2
Historic Range: $64.00-$179.90
Reviewers Paid: $140.00-$160.00
Always was a fan of Eureka!. Taron 2 best fit for…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $160
Always was a fan of Eureka!. Taron 2 best fit for my needs.
- Dry, no condensation
- I wonder how many seasons it will last
After doing a lot of research on tents I bought the Taron 2. So far I've had it out twice, in the last two weeks nonetheless, and I am very happy with it. I must admit, I am a fan of the Eureka! brand. The last one lasted over 20 years and I just loved it.
I backpack and canoe camp a lot. I live 20 miles from the BWCA. My decision to get the Taron 2 was sort of a compromise, as there are lighter tents for backpacking. I decided that some extra room would be good, and I travel with a 70 lb. dog who I like to bring inside due to mosquitoes and weather. It is a full 2-person tent, so it is very roomy, which is nice.
I did not have a chance to seam seal it before using, but it rained hard the first time out and stayed perfectly dry inside. The second time out it rained all night long, a gentle soaker, and again the tent stayed dry. I will add that on the first outing there was a very strong wind with that rain, it was severe weather. The fly has an alum. pole to help form the vestibule on top and a small alum. pole near the ground that shapes the small ti-angle on the vestibule's snout.
The main vestibule is pretty large. I put all of my gear in there and I was still able to get in the tent. There is actually a vestibule in the rear as well. However, there is not a door on that side with this model. I hung my soaked clothes in there to dry. You have to lift the fly up to get in that one. If you stake out the fly it will not touch the tent at all, and it makes the tent very solid in high winds. This tent is very well ventilated, and I did not experience any condensation. (I've only used it in summertime so far, so we'll see.)
Also, I would add that I did not bother with a footprint. On one of those rainy nights my brother's tent did leak, and he does use a footprint as well. I don't want to add to the weight, but I think using one is a good idea. I think the fabric is maybe lighter than my old tent. I wonder about longevity. However, the Taron 2 is supposed to use a better stitching than than the Midori models, and it is a little more premium in that respect. I do not really like the lime green/yellow color of those models as much as the color scheme of the Taron 2.
I was expecting the stakes to be junk. I've read as much about Eureka! tents in general lately, but the stakes are exactly like the ones I would have got. They are alum. I-beam style, just like the Groundhogs. Maybe that is another thing that sets this model apart from the other models.
I was seriously looking at other tents before I decided on this one, both Eureka! and other reputable brands. I kept coming back to the Taron 2. I will put it through its paces until it falls apart. I hope that day is far into the future.
Well designed, lightweight, dry. I purchased this…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Around $140
Well designed, lightweight, dry.
- Side entry
- Easy setup
I purchased this tent because I have another Eureka tent and they are quality built for the price. This tent can be set up in minutes, its side vestibule design allows you to enter and exit without having to crawl in and back out.
The inside has enough room for me my bed and all my gear without feeling cramped and the vestibule has enough room to store my Helinox chair and table. The side entry also gives you more privacy when you are in the tent with the door open.